when two exponents are beside each other with out any sign, do we multiply?

8 years agogive me an example please

8 years agook, like \[2^{-2} 1\] would we multiply

8 years agoyes.. that would be -4(1) so it would be -4 ... but I dont understand why the 1 is not in parenthesis it should be 2(1)

8 years agono no no, i',m not talking about the exponent, i'm talking about the number beside it. the 1, would we multiply with that or do we leave it as it is

8 years agoafter you have squared the two.. i would assume you would multiply it again by ...??

8 years agoby 1 sorry

8 years agook,we would do this with any number after the squaring is done or could we do this before the square aswell.

8 years agoif you are using any number other than one.. you should square it first.. then multiply by the other number..

8 years agook thanks

8 years agogood answer

8 years agofor example if you said 2^-2 4..which should be 2^-2(4) then you would get -4(4) which is -16.. make sense?

8 years agook

8 years ago\[2^{-2}\neq-4\]

8 years ago\[(2^{-2})(4)\] \[(1/2^{2})(4)\] \[(1/4)(4)=1\]

8 years ago